Hyperopia also called long-sightedness is when one cannot see at short distances. A similar condition affects old people when the lense of the eye becomes less flexible and cannot accommodate to focus on objects that are near.
Farsightedness can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses to change the way light rays bend into the eyes. If your glasses or contact lens prescription begins with plus numbers, like +2.50, you are farsighted. You may need to wear your glasses or contacts all the time or only when reading, working on a computer or doing other close-up work. 
Eyeglasses are the simplest and safest way to correct hyperopia. Your eye care professional can prescribe lenses that will help correct the problem and help you see your best.